Jimmy D. Long, Jr., J.D., advises individuals, families, and business owners in estate planning, financial, tax, retirement, and family matters. In a career spanning over 30 years, Jimmy has counseled thousands of families, seen them through good times and bad, stood by them when things got tough, and helped them find and implement carefully informed and innovative strategies and opportunities to improve their lives, their finances, their businesses, and most importantly their families and futures.
Growing up the son of small business owner parents, and working after school and weekends in the family business, Jimmy learned the lessons of responsibility, self-reliance, and devotion to family early in life. Jimmy and his wife Mary now have their own businesses and have raised their own children with the same values.
Jimmy has always had a strong commitment to public service and community involvement. He has volunteered countless hours of his time to serve as an officer or board member for numerous local organizations including the Chamber of Commerce, Council on Aging, Jaycees, Kiwanis, his church board, and many others.
Jimmy served from 1992 to 2017 as an Assistant District Attorney for the 10th Judicial District, including service as First Assistant District Attorney. His 25 years of public service as a prosecutor were often a great sacrifice to his family and private practice. But, Jimmy believes that everyone should at some point in life make some sacrifice for their community and their fellow man.
Jimmy understands that life, business, money, and family are interconnected. That’s why he takes all these things into consideration in recommending an estate plan. The best estate plan is going to be different for every client and will involve a number of factors including family dynamics, personalities, family disputes, and other personal matters, in addition to legal, financial, tax, and asset protection issues.
Jimmy is a 1986 graduate of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, and a 1990 graduate of the Loyola University College of Law in New Orleans. He passed the Louisiana bar exam in 1990 and was admitted to practice before the Louisiana Supreme Court and all inferior courts, as well as the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Western, and Middle Districts of Louisiana, as well as the United States Supreme Court. He is Board Certified in Estate Planning and Administration by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization.
Jimmy and his wife Mary live and have raised their three daughters in their hometown of Natchitoches, Louisiana.